Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5By: Dave Etchells
Panasonic updates its 12x optically stabilized Leica lens digicam to five megapixels.
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Page 1:Intro and HighlightsReview First Posted: 05/09/2005
||5.0-Megapixel CCD delivers 2,560 x 1,920-pixel images|
||12x optical zoom lens covers 36-432mm equivalent range|
||Full range of manual and automatic exposure options, with nine preset shooting modes|
||Styled like a traditional 35mm SLR|
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Introduction - The Panasonic FZ5
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Panasonic FZ5 High Points
- 5.0-megapixel CCD delivering up to 2,560 x 1,920-pixel resolution images.
- Electronic optical viewfinder.
- 1.8-inch, color LCD monitor.
- 12x Leica zoom lens, 6-72mm (equivalent to a 36-432mm lens on a 35mm camera) with auto focus only and a nine-point focus area.
- As much as 4x digital telephoto.
- Program AE, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual exposure modes, as well as nine preset "Scene" exposure modes.
- Manually adjustable aperture settings from f/2.8 to f/8.0, depending on zoom setting.
- Manually adjustable shutter speed settings from 1/2000 to 8 seconds. (1/1300 and above only at smaller lens apertures)
- ISO sensitivity equivalents: Auto, 80, 100, 200, and 400.
- Three metering modes: Multiple, Center-Weighted, and Spot metering.
- White balance setting with six modes, including a manual setting.
- Built-in pop-up flash with six operating modes and flash exposure compensation.
- JPEG and TIFF still image file formats, movies saved as Motion JPEGs.
- Images saved to SD/MMC memory cards, 16 MB card included.
- Movie mode with sound.
- Flip Animation mode, plus three Burst continuous shooting modes and Auto Exposure Bracketing.
- Color Effects option, plus sharpness adjustment with three settings.
- DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility.
- USB cable for high-speed connection to a computer.
- Lens hood and hood adapter included.
- ArcSoft PhotoImpression, Panorama Maker, and PhotoBase software on accompanying CD ( for both Mac and Windows)
- Powered by Panasonic rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, with optional AC adapter.
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